Denis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal collaborate again after Prisoners (read my review here), now for a movie called Enemy. Gyllenhaal plays a dual role, that of Adam Bell and Anthony St. Claire. The former finds out he has a doppelganger when he sees him in a movie, and goes looking for him. A lot of weird stuff ensues:

It looks like it shares Prisoner‘s bleakness in style, but the plot seems very different. It looks like Villeneuve is going to play with our sense of reality once more and ask us what is real; the trailer gives off the distinct feeling what happens to Bell is a dream or a hallucination (due to the flashes of some creature with tusks (?) and a creepy spider). It most certainly is not going to be a The Parent Trap-like movie.

Is the doppelganger a twin? A clone? A glitch in the space-time continuum? I’m curious enough to want to find out.

The movie is based on the novel The Double (O Homem Duplicado) by Portugese author José Saramago and is scheduled for release in March 2014.

What do you think about Enemy, is this a movie you’d want to see?

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Cast:  , a.o.

Writers:   (screenplay),  (novel)

Cinematography: Nicolas Bolduc

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Release Date: 14 March, 2014 (USA)


About The Author

Editor in Chief & Criminologist

Manon is the founder of The Movie Scrutineer and a geeky 24-year-old Dutchie living in Perth, Australia. She's a Global Criminology MA specialized in film analysis, focusing on culture and crime representations in film. She loves criminology, writing and film and has been very lucky to be able to combine the three!